Synopsis

Paradoxically, the growing popularity of yoga in the modern world is leading to its demise. Corporate packaging has turned yoga into a mere consumer product, reduced to physical practices removed from their roots, delivering a spiritless practice devoid of context and meaning.

AGNIYOGANA takes the viewer on a journey through time and space to rediscover the inner dimensions of yoga now more relevant than ever in our modern world.

The film begins a millennium ago in the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal where Goräknath, the forefather of Hatha Yoga, opened up the practice to people of all backgrounds. The narrative is woven around glimpses into the daily traditional practices carried out at dawn, midday, and sunset. Through a collage of action and stillness, light and darkness, sound and silence the film explores the richness of the yoga tradition and the depth of heart and mind it can lead to. Through the voices of those who have made the journey we learn how the fullness of life this ancient art promises can be realised today in the heart of the urban jungle far away from the deep forests and high mountain caves where it was perfected.

Synopsis

Paradoxically, the growing popularity of yoga in the modern world is leading to its demise. Corporate packaging has turned yoga into a mere consumer product, reduced to physical practices removed from their roots, delivering a spiritless practice devoid of context and meaning.

AGNIYOGANA takes the viewer on a journey through time and space to rediscover the inner dimensions of yoga now more relevant than ever in our modern world.

The film begins a millennium ago in the Pashupatinath temple in Nepal where Goräknath, the forefather of Hatha Yoga, opened up the practice to people of all backgrounds. The narrative is woven around glimpses into the daily traditional practices carried out at dawn, midday, and sunset. Through a collage of action and stillness, light and darkness, sound and silence the film explores the richness of the yoga tradition and the depth of heart and mind it can lead to. Through the voices of those who have made the journey we learn how the fullness of life this ancient art promises can be realised today in the heart of the urban jungle far away from the deep forests and high mountain caves where it was perfected.